The British Embassy in Quito maintains and develop relations between the UK and Ecuador.
Find out more on our UK and Ecuador news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Ecuador.
If you’re travelling in Ecuador, see our Ecuador Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Ecuador and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in Ecuador and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +593 2 3972 200.
Our staff are currently working remotely due to coronavirus (COVID-19), however we are available 24/7. If you are need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.
Get an emergency travel document
If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need a police report before an emergency travel document can be issued. You can obtain a police report by completing a form with a police or judicial local agency. There is an online tool for tourists to report robbery or loss of documents and another one for general customers to report loss of documents.
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees.
British Embassy Quito
Naciones Unidas Avenue and República de El Salvador,
PO Box 17-17-830
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email: email@example.com
Wheelchair access at the British Embassy Quito - (Report COD: SP6-PV027 Dirección de Servicios Integrales)
The British Embassy Quito has a 60,32 accessibility percentage (medium accessibility index), and it can reach 94,60% (high accessibility index) by implementing changes.
The consular section operates an appointment-only system. Appointment times can be accessed by following the steps for the service you require on our website.
Our staff are currently working remotely due to coronavirus (COVID-19), however we are available 24/7. If you are need of urgent assistance, please call (593) (2) 3972 200, stay on the line and select the option ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.